Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries Tagged as 'reading and the brain'

How did I remember those song lyrics? Music and Memory

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · reading and technology, reading and the brain

Flocabulary – Five Things (Elements of a Short Story) from Flocabulary on Vimeo. Have you ever heard your favorite song from high school days play on the radio, and you realize you remember all the lyrics? How is that possible? Music can enhance memory. Must be why we learned the Alphabet Song before we really […]

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Mindset and Mind Power

July 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · education issues, reading and the brain

Each year my unit on reading informational text includes having students learn about their brain, mind, and learning.  Part of this study is trying to help students understand how their own positive or negative thoughts do indeed influence their performance and ability to learn.  I ask students to picture a ski racer at the top […]

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After School Specials Redux

February 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · reading and technology, reading and the brain

As a teenager, everything I knew about social issues like anorexia, dating violence, and teen pregnancy came from ABC’s After School Specials.  These formulaic dramas combined the power of a storyline with which teens could identify with important social information.  This pattern continues today with the movies developed about the life stories of real people.  […]

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Brain Research Supports Concept of Picture Notes

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and the brain

John Medina wrote Brain Rules, an informative and reader friendly book about neuroscience.  In his December 10th posting to Face Book, he emphasizes how visual images are remembered more easily.  Since last week’s post on my blog focused on Picture Notes and how technology can be used by students to create Picture Notes, I thought […]

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